peter at qaya.org
Wed Nov 2 17:44:21 EST 2005
On 02/11/2005 21:27, Harold R. Holmyard III wrote:
>HH: Most female names do have a pleasant connotation. Some of my
>female friends are named Grace, Joy, Celeste, Dawn, and Melody. Other
>names include Felicia, Constance, and Desiree. Many names for women
>have positive meanings even if we don't realize it. If you trace the
>etymology, that is what you find. Please breeze through the following
>list and see. I will give the part of the list for the letter A.
>After the name will be its meaning. These are names from all around
>the world, so positive messages are a universal tendency. ...
This may be a universal tendency, but it is not completely universal. I
have met women, in the Middle Eastern country where I was working, whose
names clearly reflect the father's disappointment at having yet another
daughter. So Karl's suggestion that some Israelite women might have had
such names is not necessarily wrong.
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